The City of Minneiska

Mississippi River Valley

 Minneiska Local Government

City of Minneiska Council Minutes

January 15, 2018 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Shelly Splittstoesser. 

The minutes for the December 4th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved.  

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $87,677.36.  Ken presented the 2017 City Financial Report to the Council. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved, the bills paid and the report be accepted as presented. Mel seconded.  All approved. 

Old Business

Mark noted that the radio he had received from the Wabasha Emergency Management includes all emergency services except police. He indicated that the Wabasha County Emergency Plan has been updated and can be found online. 

Scott has contacted the owner of the rental property on Taylor Hill Drive regarding parking concerns. 

Scott sent a registered letter to the owner of 506 Bennett Avenue regarding water running across the street and safety concerns. Wabasha County will be following up with the owner to resolve the issue.

 

Ken will follow up on needed burning permits for upcoming projects.

New Business

The Winona Area Humane Society sent a thank you for a recent donation. 

Bob mentioned there are electrical boxes for Christmas decorations that need to be replaced. Scott will get an estimate of the cost to do this. Three decorations need to be replaced also. Shelly will watch for the notification of the vendors’ next sale.

 

Scott will contact the new DNR representative regarding the boat landing.

Mike motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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Rachelle G. Splittstoesser, City Clerk

 

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

December 4, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser, Shelly Splittstoesser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the November 6th meeting were read.  Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $81,577.41.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.



Old Business


Mark mentioned that he received a radio from the Wabasha Emergency Management people.


Mike and Ken did some tree/brush cleanup in the City.


Mike and Scott did some work on the road/wall on Taylor Hill Drive adjacent to Gene Swanson’s property.


Water running across Bennett Avenue at 506 Bennett Ave -  Scott talked to owner but nothing has been done.  Scott wil send owner a registered letter regarding resolution of this issue.



New Business


Cities must pass a resolution each year adopting their polling place for the following year.  Since Minneiska does mail voting the local polling place is the office of the County Auditor/Treasurer where the citizen resides. Bob motioned and Mel seconded that such a resolution be passed.  All approved.


Mike indicated that parking at the rental property on Taylor Hill Drive could be an issue during the winter months.  Scott will address with the owner.


Mike mentioned that the City still has 3 old style Christmas decorations that should be replaced.



Mark motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

November 6, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel and Mike Konkel.  Also present were Mike and Joy Laufle, Carl and Eenie Francksen, Jeff and Sheri Laufle, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the October 2nd meeting were read.  Mike motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $80,067.98.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.


Ken presented the Proposed Budget for 2018.  Mel motioned that the Budget be approved as presented and Mike seconded.  All approved.  



New Business


Dave presented a letter to Mayor Splittstoesser and Council Members announcing his intention to retire as the City Clerk at the end of the year.  

Mel motioned and Mike seconded that the City appoint/hire Shelly Splittstoesser as the City Clerk.  All approved.


Bob motioned and Mel seconded that the City donate $450 to the Senior Citizen Holiday Party, $270 to the Rollingstone Snowbankers Snowmobile Club and $100 to the Winona County Humane Society.  All approved.


The Minnesota Gambling Control Board had a question regarding Stockton Promotional Group’s payments to the City of Minneiska.  Ken worked with representatives from the Gambling Control Board and it was determined that the payments from Stockton to the City are voluntary payments - donations voluntarily made by the Stockton Promotional Group to the City and not required by ordinance.  The City may spend these funds on anything that is a City project.  



Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

October 2, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present was Dave Pries.


The minutes for the September 11th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $81,000.23.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


The boat landing has been cleaned out however the tube under Highway 61 still needs cleaning.



New Business


The City intends to post Krully Avenue as Speed Limit 15.



Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

September 11, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the August 7th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $91,987.71.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Street repairs:  The repairs on Taylor Hills Drive from Bennett to Krully have been completed.  Scott will get an estimate on repairing the south end of Krully Avenue.   


Hazard Mitigation (Wabasha County):  Mark motioned and Mike seconded that the City of Minneiska support the hazard mitigation planning effort and adopt the Wabasha County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  All approved.


The new LED streetlights will be installed by Xcel Energy sometime between October 2nd and October 31st.  The new lights should provide better lighting and  save the City of Minneiska between 4 and 7 percent per month.



New Business


HBC notified the City that NBC International is replacing channel 460 - the CHILLER channel - with the Olympic channel effective 9/27.       


Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk



 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

August 7, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the July 10th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $88,044.63.  Mike motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Bob seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Street repairs:  The repairs on Taylor Hills Drive from Bennett to Krully will be done within the next month or so.  


In the minutes last month it was mentioned that residents need to be aware that anytime they construct or alter any structure on their property exceeding $500 in cost, they need to obtain a building permit from Gene Swanson.  The  dollar amount is actually $1,000.


The Christmas decorations that the City ordered earlier this year have arrived.



New Business


Due to inclement weather National Night Out was held at Buck’s Bar and was well attended.  A big thank you to Buck’s Bar for hosting.       


Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

July 10, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Jeannie Benike, Howard Gorder, Gene Swanson, Chuck Woodford, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the June 5th meeting were read.  Bob motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $85,230.58.  Mark motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Minneiska channel dredging:  Initial bids were prohibitive since the content of the permit was modified.    


Street repairs:  City volunteers plan to fill the worst of the cracks.  Scott received one quote for repairing Taylor Hills Drive from Bennett to Krully and some work on Krully.  Mark motioned and Bob seconded that the contractor be contacted to do the work with some additions/modifications.  All approved.  Howard suggested that homeowners be assessed to do road repairs.  


Emergency management:  Mark indicated that there may be some money available for storm erosion.  There is a meeting within the next month that will provide more information on this.



New Business


Parking on Bennett Ave:  Chuck asked why the parking couldn’t be on the bluff/house side instead of the river side for safety purposes since resident driveways and sidewalks would then not go directly into a traffic lane.  Scott will contact the Wabasha County Engineer for clarification on this matter.      


Residents need to be aware that anytime they construct or alter any structure on their property exceeding $500 in cost, they need to obtain a building permit from Gene Swanson.  The cost of the permit is $10.


Mike motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.




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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

June  5, 2017

 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Vic and Benita Vaughn, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 

The minutes for the May 1st meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved.  

 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $79,443.17.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.  

 

 

Old Business

 

Minneiska channel dredging:  High water has delayed activity but two contractors are interested in bidding the job.    

 

Street repairs:  Scott has requested bids but none have been received.  Ken picked up 30 bags of crack filler to apply to street cracks.

 

 

New Business

 

SMIF : Bob motioned and Mark seconded that the City donate $50.  All approved.     

 

Tax Levy for 2018: Mike motioned and Bob seconded that the City raise the levy by 5% which amounts to $671 for a total of $14,100.  All approved.     

 

Residents need to breakdown their cardboard before putting it in the recycle dumpster to slow down how fast the dumpster gets full.

 

Some homeowners are not keeping their lawns mowed.  Scott will handle.

 

 

 

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

May 1, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the April 3rd meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $80,393.91.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Minneiska channel dredging:  Permit for dredging has been approved and the job is open for bids.    


Street repairs:  Scott is in the process of getting bids.



New Business


Received a request from IRIS - Infants Remembered in Silence - that the City adopt a resolution endorsing October 15th as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  Bob motioned and Mel seconded that the City adopt  Resolution 201701.  All approved.     


HBC informed the City that Universal HD channel 639 will not be available effective July 16, 2017.




Mark motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.




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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

April 3, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the March 6th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $81,005.16.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Board of Appeals:  Notices have been posted and published.  Meetings for both counties are next week.


Street sweeping will be done after lunch on Wednesday April 5th.


Minneiska channel dredging:  Scott with Shelly’s assistance discovered that the permit for dredging that was obtained earlier is not valid.  A corrected permit is in the works.  


Street repairs:  The City is planning to purchase a pallet of hole filler and utilize volunteers to patch the minor holes and cracks.  Scott is planning to get estimates for some of the more serious street repairs.



New Business


The Minneiska road cleanup will be Saturday April 22nd.  Anyone interested in helping should meet in the church parking lot at 8:00 AM.  Breakfast will be provided at Eagle View upon completion.  Notification will be posted.


Liquor License renewals:  Mike motioned and Mel seconded that the City renew the licenses for Buck’s Bar and Eagle View Bar & Grill.  All approved.



Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.




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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

March 6, 2017


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the January 23rd meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $84,831.86.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.  



Old Business


Christmas decorations:  Four new decorations have been ordered.


As Bob indicated in a earlier meeting we need new flags and flag poles.  Dave will order.


New Business


Bob attended the Annual City of Rollingstone Fire Board Meeting.  For a fee of $2,139.00 our contract for fire protection and first responder services has been extended for another year.


Scott arranged for Wiggum Services to sweep the city streets for $650.  The sweeping will be done prior to the Flood Run which is scheduled for April 15th.


Boards of Appeal:  Since the City of Minneiska does not have anyone certified, our meetings for both counties will be OPEN BOOK meetings.

The Wabasha County meeting will be held from 9:00 AM till Noon, on Monday the 10th day of April, 2017, in the Wabasha County Courthouse at 625 Jefferson Avenue in Wabasha.  The Winona County meeting will be held from 1:00 PM till 4:00 PM, on Wednesday the 12th day of April, 2017, in the Winona County Assessor’s Office in the Winona County Government Center at 177 Main Street in Winona.



Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.




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David K. Pries, City Clerk



 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

January 23, 2017


Oaths of Office were completed for the recently elected officials in attendance.

 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Bob Konkel and Mike Konkel.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the December 5th meeting were read.  Mike motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved.  


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $85,919.45.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded.  All approved.  Ken presented the 2016 City Financial Report to the Council.  Bob motioned that the report be accepted as presented and Mike seconded.  All approved.




Old Business


Mail Voting saved the City of Minneiska $2,709 for the 2016 elections verses in-person voting in 2014.


Minneiska Channel Dredging:  Received an amended Public Waters Work Permit from the DNR for the dredging necessary to make the Minneiska launch area usable for pleasure boats.


Mike talked to the snowmobile club regarding washouts of the snowmobile trail and made them aware that any washouts are their responsibility.


New Business


Christmas decorations:  Some of our old decorations need replacing and the vendor that we get decorations from has a 20% off sale until the end of January.  Bob motioned and Mike seconded that the City purchase 4 new decorations.  Dave will handle.



Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David K. Pries, City Clerk